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Understanding the Leaving Care Process 

What’s it about?

‘Too many young people are expected to leave care before they feel ready, falling at a time in their life when they need stability the most. Young care leavers that Become supports have described that time as a “cliff edge” or “like being on death row, counting down the days” until their 18th birthday when their placements are abruptly stopped, and they are expected to become ‘independent’ overnight – often without the support that every young person needs to thrive.’  

This training explores the different types of eligibility of care-experienced young people, what the Pathway Planning Process looks like when leaving care, highlighting the difference between statutory and local entitlements, what the different accommodation routes for care leavers are and what their financial options might be. 

Course participants will learn about: 

  • The different types of eligibility of care experienced young people
  • The Pathway Planning Process
  • The difference between statutory and local entitlements
  • The different accommodation routes for care leavers
  • The financial options for care leavers.

Who is this for?

Any professionals/carers working alongside care-experienced young people e.g. 

  • Social Workers 
  • Personal Advisors 
  • Foster Carers 
  • Residential Workers 
  • Key Workers 
  • Youth workers 
  • Designated Teachers 
  • Pastoral Leads in Schools/Colleges/Universities 
  • Student Services Staff 
  • Job Coaches 
  • Public Services Staff.

How is it delivered?

Online: 2 hour session

How much does it cost?

£370 + VAT

Further info

To find out more or arrange a training date, please email [email protected] or call our Training Team on 07498 774914